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Taking care of our bodies and paying attention to what we’re actually consuming can be a tough task for many people in today’s fast-paced societies.
The quantities of pollutants are increasing on a global level and those pollutants can influence our entire body. Additionally, people are very overwhelmed and mostly busy, making healthy eating habits not their first priority. It’s much more convenient to just grab something fast to eat than to spend time preparing food every day.
On average, every person is exposed up to 2000 chemicals before they even leave their houses in the morning. These chemicals come from different sources like food, tap water, perfumes, air pollution, cleaning products, and everything else around us.
These chemicals and toxins can build up over the years and cause problems for the liver, which is in charge of filtering out the harmful substances from our bodies.
Knowing how to detox in a proper way can be very beneficial to your liver health and to your overall health. Rejuvenating your organism and lowering the quantities of chemicals that your body is storing can make a crucial difference in how well you feel.
Incorporate Plenty of Fluids in Your Everyday Life
Let’s start with the basics. You have probably heard this a million times over throughout your life, and you might be bored of hearing it some more but the simple truth is – we need hydration!
Water is crucial for any form of life, and that is also true for people. Hydration can help your body to get rid of the toxins in a natural way, and it helps with keeping optimal digestive function. If you’re trying to focus on detoxing, make sure to incorporate more water, fruits, and vegetables that are rich in water in your diet.
If you don’t like drinking plain water, try herbal teas or even lemon water. Teas are a good way to keep the juices flowing since they also have antitoxin properties. Teas like dandelion tea or nettle tea are also good for your stomach.
Avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugary drinks since those only further dehydrate your body and are counterproductive.
Add Antioxidants in Your Diet
The free radicals in your body are oxygen molecules that lose an electron in interactions with other molecules as a result of regular bodily processes like breathing, digesting, etc, or factors from the outside environment.
Antioxidants play a very big role in fighting off these free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are dangerous because they are very reactive and unstable and can steal electrons from healthy molecules thus creating even more free radicals. They are linked to many diseases and aging. The best way to fight them is with antioxidants.
Try including as many foods rich in antioxidants in your diet like beans, beets, spinach, berries, pecans, dark chocolate, artichokes, kale, and many more.
Don’t Forget to Take Vitamin C
As previously mentioned, the liver is the organ that is filtering the toxins from our bloodstream and it’s very important that we keep it healthy.
Vitamin C can help with that. Taking Vitamin C helps the body in the production of glutathione which is a compound of the liver that is responsible for driving away harmful toxins.
Rest Your Body
Getting the necessary rest is also a very important part of the way your body fights off toxins. Sleeping from 6 to 8 hours every night is a must.
Although real life is sometimes more hectic than that, and we all have many responsibilities that obstruct our plans, without it we cannot function properly. To stress the importance of sleeping, a very interesting fact is that sleep deprivation will kill you much faster than food deprivation.
Your mind and overall body won’t be able to function properly without getting the much-needed rest. All the functions that your body does even without you being aware are consuming a lot of energy that has to be re-charged.
Good sleeping habits are connected to weight loss, reduced stress and cortisol levels, and overall health benefits.
Say NO to Toxic Oils and Bread
We use a lot of oils and white flour bread in our lives. When it comes to oils, some of them can be extremely toxic to our bodies such as vegetable, sunflower, canola, peanut oil, and more. These types of oils are found in processed foods and are extracted from plants via chemical processes which makes them chemically altered.
Use olive, coconut, flaxseed oil and more. When it comes to white flour, it’s like adding glue to your body. It puts a strain on the digestion and it’s bad for bowel movements. Instead, you can use other types of flour like brown rice, cornmeal, spelt, quinoa, and other substitutes.
There are lots of different ways you can help your body detoxify itself naturally. In fact, that’s what your body is built to do all on its own – but you have to treat it right and fuel it right for that to happen.